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MCQs on Medieval Indian History -13

1. In respect of the reign of Sikandar Lodi which one of the following observations is correct?
(A) Sikandar’s love for justice was remarkable and he provided speedy and impartial justice.
(B) He persecuted the Hindus because of his religious intolerance.
(C) Sikandar made Agra his second capital.
(D) Both (A) & (C)


2. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): The process of urbanisation during the sultanate period led to social mobility among craftsmen in the urban centres.
Reason (R): The artisans and craftsmen considered low caste in the Hindu social system could now live even in the vicinity of the ruling elite.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


3. ‘Khair ul Majalis’ a sufi malfuzat, is dedicated to which sufi saint?
(A) Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
(B) Nasiruddin Mahmud Chirag-i- Dilli
(C) Muhammad Gesu Daraz
(D) Baba Hayat Qalandar


4. The du-aspa sih-aspa was introduced into the Mughal mansabdari system by
(A) Babur
(B) Akbar
(C) Jahangir
(D) Shah Jahan


5. The use of tobacco came to northern India during the reign of Akbar and it was popularly used. Seeing its menance, it was banned by:
(A) Emperor Akbar
(B) Emperor Jahangir
(C) Emperor Shah Jahan
(D) Emperor Aurangzeb


6. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Marco Polo - Portuguese
(B) Pietro Della Valle - Italian
(C) William Hawkins - English
(D) Francois Bernier - French


7. Which one of the following terms denotes money changers?
(A) Ijardars
(B) Patels
(C) Sarrafs
(D) Wajhdars


8. Which of the Mughal emperors disapproved of old women taking young husbands and said that “this goes against all modesty”?
(A) Babur
(B) Akbar
(C) Jahangir
(D) Aurangzeb


9. In which of his works, prince Dara Shikoh compares Islamic sufi concepts with the Hindu philosophical outlook?
(A) Sakinat-ul Auliya
(B) Qawaid-i-Sultanate-i-Shah Jahan
(C) Majma-ul- Bahrain
(D) Shahnama-i-Munawwar Kalam


10. The terms ‘Khut’, ‘Muqaddam’ and ‘chaudhary’ in the Sultanate period referred to:
(A) Big Rajput chiefs
(B) Land Revenue Collectors
(C) The class of rural intermediaries
(D) Officers of the judicial department


11. The water tax collected during Firoz Shah Tughlaq’s reign was known as:
(A) Sondhar
(B) Haqq-i-Sharab
(C) Ghari
(D) Charai


12. Which of the following travellers has given the graphic picture of sati practiced in the Sultanate period?
(A) Ibn Battuta
(B) Duarate Barbosa
(C) Abdur Razzaq
(D) A. Nikitin


13. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Alauddin Khilji decreed that the entire revenue collection from Khalisa in the Doab as well as from Delhi should be in kind.
Reason (R): Alauddin wanted a large amount of grain reserve for Delhi for contingents as well as for price fixation.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following codes is correct?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


14. The title of ‘farzand’ was given by Akbar to:
(A) Mirza Abdur Rahim Khan-I khanon
(B) Birbal
(C) Raja Man Singh
(D) Mirza Manohar Shaikhawat



15. Who among the following Sufi saints did not belong to the Chishti Order (Silsilah)?
(A) Shaikh Hamiduddin Nagori
(B) Shwaja Qutubuddin BakhtiyarKaki
(C) Shaikh Bahuddin Zakaria
(D) Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya

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